AMA CPT® Assistant - 2012 Issue 10 (October)

Anesthesia: Other Procedures (Q&A) (October 2012)

October 2012 page 14 Anesthesia: Other Procedures Question: We have a pain management provider that placed an epidural catheter in the office (62318) and now is doing a follow-up in the office. May the follow-up management be reported with code 01996? The descriptor references "hospital" management. Answer: No. Because the patient was discharged and seen in the office setting the next day, it would not be appropriate to report code 01996, Daily hospital management of epidural or subarachnoid continuous drug administration, as this code represents daily hospital management of a continuous epidural or subarachnoid drug infusion. Any follow up...

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